You are invited to attend a new series:
…in your Family, Marriage, Relationships…Life!
6:30pm—8pm; Activity Center Dining Room
Tuesday, February 7:
“Start at the Finish Line: Grow Executive Function Skills to find Peace, Clarity, and Compassion in your Home.”
Being able to focus, hold, and work with information in mind, filter distractions, and switch gears is like having an air traffic control system at a busy airport to manage the arrivals and departures of dozens of planes on multiple runways. In the brain, this air traffic control mechanism is called executive function. These self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. People use executive function skills every day to set and complete goals – big and small. Lack of these skills keep people from reaching their potential and can cause friction within oneself and in relationships. Perhaps you struggle with poor executive functioning or live with someone who does. Find out more about these skills, the role they play in our lives, and how we can improve them and be more compassionate with ourselves and others.
Tuesday, February 28:
“Three to Stay Married: Improve Communication Skills in your Marriage.”
This popular and well-known presentation will teach couples how to make a good marriage great. Attention will be given to communication patterns that fester conflict and strategies that can be utilized to develop new patterns of communication. Individuals, engaged couples, newlyweds, and veteran spouses, will leave with new tools and insight.
Tuesday, March 28:
“Getting Caught in the Web of the Web.”
Information technology has made our lives so much easier with instant access to information—but at a high cost. This presentation will explore the impact the Internet and our smartphones have had on our brain chemistry, our relationships, and our ability to function daily.
Nick, Lopez Jr., MA, LPC is a Catholic psychotherapist who counsels individuals and married couples in the Houston area.
Karen Lopez has an M. Ed. and is a teacher and Academic Coach.
Both Nick and Karen are Gottman Seven Principles Educators and have conducted premarital communication seminars and workshops throughout the Archdiocese for over twenty years.
They are members of St. Thomas More Parish and have four sons.